quick question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkies mama, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. silkies mama

    silkies mama In the Brooder

    May 28, 2013
    Is it true that when you go into lockdown, and raise up the humidity that you lower the temp by just a tad?? or do you keep the temp the exact temp the entire time?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    You can lower the temperature about 1/2 degree when you go into lockdown. However, I never have, and have had some pretty good hatches (near 100%). My incubators don't have the greatest temperature control (they can keep it within a degree of what I want), so if I lowered my temperature just a little, it could harm the hatch by fluctuating too low. If you have an incubator with a great temperature control, go ahead and lower the temperature. If you can't, don't worry, your eggs will be fine.[​IMG]
  3. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Songster

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    i never lower mine, i typically never have a hatch below 90% on my own eggs.

    some temperature variance is good, i keep my incubators open for about 15 minutes a day for the first 18 days. the extra oxygen and cooler temps make them exercise more, improving overall strength.

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